Fred P – Construction EP [STR004]

Rekids offshoot Stranger in The Night welcomes underground mainstay Fred P for a release complete with his signature depth. ‘Turn Up’ is built on immovable kick drums that roll and roll beneath a dark nebula of synths and pads. There is the atmospheric feel of factory floor automation in the groove and it never lets up. The lush ‘Alphabet City’ is less heavy, with more bright and cosmic pads lighting up a track that is airy and filled with a subtle sense of funk. ‘Construction’ takes things late into the night once more, with an edgy lead that is unsettling and paranoid as it pans about over a rooted kick drum that will lock the floor into a state of hypnosis. ‘For The Dome’ closes this fantastically compelling release with jittery, percussive drums that are softened by celestial synth work. In harmony, they make for perfectly escapist listening.

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Fred P – Construction EP [STR004]

Fred P – Reaching For The Stars [NERO046]

Neroli welcomes NYC very own FRED P aka Black Jazz Consortium for a very special EP. Here he delivers four songs where his trademark rich emotive melodies meet with fresh syncopated beats. Four soul hurricanes that range in weight and emotion, the two poles here can be found slap-bang in the middle of the EP: “Moonlight” is a sultry brushed-drum break for lovers while “Riverside Drive” jacks like a rhino but soothes you with big breeze feels. Elsewhere “Reaching For The Stars” cruises on a skippy break with airy early 90s New York pads and “New Ways” closes on a stunning 88 tip. Have nice dreams y’all.

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Fred P – Reaching For The Stars [NERO046]

Captain P aka Fred P – The Incredible Adventures Of Captain P: Escapism [SPMBLP003]

7 yrs on, Fred P drops the second installment of “The Incredible Adventures Of Captain P”, subtitled Escapism, a constant stream of consciousness that takes you on a journey into a dimension of sound.

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Captain P aka Fred P – The Incredible Adventures Of Captain P: Escapism [SPMBLP003]

Fred P – Instinctive Rhythms [SECRET022]

It would be fair to say that Black Jazz Consortium man Fred P is a reliable source of atmospheric, immaculately produced deep house and techno. We can’t think of a duff release to date. Certainly, this first 12″ for Secretsundaze is full of playable treats. Opener “6AM” uses tribal-influenced drum rhythms, mutilated vocal samples and moody electronics to create a dark and hypnotic early morning mood, while “Herb” is a perfect fusion of trippy broken house rhythms, hazy minor key refrains and weighty dub bass. Arguably best of all, though, is “Mile High”, a superbly emotional deep house epic full of crystalline chord progressions, sweeping synth-strings and immaculately programmed percussion. Killer deep techno tracks by the never disappointing Fred P.

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Fred P – Instinctive Rhythms [SECRET022]

Fred P – Sound Destination [SPMBLP002]

Sound Destination is a project that crosses genre to find its own space. Soundscapes, downtempo, ambient, and house music all find a place in this aesthetically complete project. There’s a simmering, hovering quality about the whole album, as a pastoral ease settles over the listener. The record flows like a vague narrative, a non-specific sort-of journey album, a meditative jazz-house trip. Fred Peterkin shows yet another perspective of his expression. bursting out of the style-box, to draw you in to his own dimension.

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Fred P – Sound Destination [SPMBLP002]

Fred P – Expressing Dark Matter EP [RCM002]

Rex Club present their second 12″, turning to one of the most respected names in deep house, Mr Fred P. Last year was perhaps the most productive so far for Fred P, and this creative drive continues apace on this Expressing Dark Matter EP. Holding it down on the A-side is “Wave Patterns” where a restrained groove plays second fiddle to some delightful pads and oh so deep chord work. The B-side pairs up the loose percussive “Continuous Sensations” with standout cut “Unbroken Circle”. Vintage Peterkin through and through.

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Fred P – Expressing Dark Matter EP [RCM002]

Fred P – Modern Architect [EOS001]

For the best part of a decade, Fred Peterkin has impressed with his ultra-deep, soul-flecked take on deep house and techno. Here, his Soul People Music imprint gives birth to a new sub-label, Energy of Sound, with the New York producer delivering a double-pack’s worth of previously unreleased cuts. Naturally, the standard is abnormally high throughout, with Peterkin variously serving up sumptuous, dreamy fare (“Down Under”, the San Francisco ’90s deep house revivalism of “Don’t Be Afraid”), chunkier deep house rollers (“Memory P”), crunchy dub house (“Dub In The Sky”), and throbbing, tech-tinged brilliance (“Tokyo To Chiba” and the European-sounding “Sybian”).

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Fred P – Modern Architect [EOS001]

Fred P – Rawax Aira Series Vol.3 [AIRA003]

Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium’s musical set phrase isn’t following new trends. Fred is often simply melting shuffling percussions with elementary melodies. but he does it in a sense that the heavy used and abused phrase ”deepness” finally gets a fresh truthfully new meaning.

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Fred P – Rawax Aira Series Vol.3 [AIRA003]

Anomaly – Red Clouds [SPM021]

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Fred P is never short of ways to get deep, but here he’s kicking off a new alias for a slight twist on how he approaches his signature plush chords and hypnotic constructions. Anomaly did previously appear on a Soul People compilation with “Above Below”, which appears here as the B2 and represents everything you can love about classic Fred P with its soaring pads and dreamlike finish. Elsewhere there are more rough edges to be found, as on the more abstract roll of “Tunnel Vision” and the moody grind of “Dark Room” with its spooked out synth strafes and poised sound design.

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Anomaly – Red Clouds [SPM021]

VA – Selected: Compiled by Fred P [SPMBC001]

Selected pulls together material from mostly unfamiliar names like DeepJust AQuaBeaT, Bassik Grooove and Bobby O’Donnell, alongside a couple of established heads like Ryo Murakami, Aybee (as Orion 70) and Fred P himself, whose ”N.Y. (Selected Dub),” a reshape of an old jazz tune, rounds out the compilation. ”In the early days it was difficult to afford more than one or two records—I would buy compilations because the value was greater and I was exposed to artist that I might not have known about otherwise,” he says. ”When I think of compilations I think of Mix The Vibe, Soul Of Science, Trust The DJ and of course DJ-Kicks. I learned a great deal from these series over the years and developed my own ideas based on what I love to hear—thus Selected was born.” Released Soul People Music’s new sub-label, Boards.

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VA – Selected: Compiled by Fred P [SPMBC001]

Fred P. – Reach EP [AHD004]

New York’s born and raised Fred Peterkin makes his debut on the A Harmless Deed label. “Reach” on the A side is a total dancefloor burner. Keeps building from start to the end, having the peaking point when the arpeggio comes up fading in at the middle of the track. B side, “In the blue”, is the deep cut of the record and its a perfect example of Freds dubby and warm feeling.

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Fred P. – Reach EP [AHD004]

Black Jazz Consortium – Codes And Metaphors Pt.3 [SPMCM003]

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Fred Peterkin’s fourth solo LP on his own Soul People Music creates a mood that carries a message embedded in the rhythm. Carefully woven hypnotic dialog flows threw a subdued mist of color and textures. Such subterfuge beckons the listener to yield to its suggestion as the story unfolds. Codes and Metaphors features the talents of Minako Sasjima Of Japan, Lady Blaktronica Of SoundBlak recordings, Malena Perez of DeepBlak and Christina Wheeler. The Ideas are simple the rhythms are simple the music is real. The vibration is Soul People that is the foundation of Black Jazz Consortium “life threw sound”. This is the third part of Codes And Metaphors.

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Black Jazz Consortium – Codes And Metaphors Pt.3 [SPMCM003]

Fred P – Soul Music [MULEELECTRONIC081]

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This is Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium’s debut release on Mule Electronic. Fred is a well known as an important artist & dj in the modern New York house scene. This EP includes two warm deep & soulful house tracks with spoken words meets a dark and hypnotic tune.

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Fred P – Soul Music [MULEELECTRONIC081]